Formerly known as the MasterCraft X-Star and X-2, the newly packaged MasterCraft X-1 boasts a classic hull that has shaped the industry, along with a few upgrades to make the deal even sweeter for those on the market for a wakeboard boat. In 2006, the X-1 will stand out with new graphics options, black-faced gauges and hammered-metal vinyl textures. All for a price that proves pro-level wakes aren’t just a privilege of the elite.
Even with the technological advances in wakeboard boat hull design over the years, the legendary hull of the MasterCraft X-1 still delivers reliable advanced-level wakes with excellent shape. Although the world’s best riders have sessioned these wakes, the X-1 won’t intimidate beginning riders who want to have their fun too.
When we buried the throttle and felt the power and quick acceleration of the standard 310-horsepower engine, we also gave the X-1 our vote for the most nimble-handling V-drive in the MasterCraft wakeboard boat lineup. This efficient hull is a pleasure to drive in an array of conditions.
It’s only about 21 feet long, but there’s still plenty of room in the X-1 for wraparound seating and a three-piece sun deck. With additional seating in the open bow, there’s space for up to 11 passengers and under-seat storage for all their gear.
Base price: $39,995 (trailer included)
Length: 20 ft. 7 in.
Beam: 90 in.
Seating capacity: 11
Fuel capacity: 33 gal.
Test Prop: OJ 13.7 x 17.4 4-blade
Test Engine: Indmar RTP-1 5.7L, 310 hp
Top Speed: 45.8 mph 4,900 rpm
Accel. To 30 mph: 4.7 sec. 115 ft.
Accel. To 36 mph: 6 sec. 174.1 ft.
Noise Levels (db): Neutral 65 D 61 R, 36 mph 88 D 94 R